About Koh Samui

Koh Samui lies off the southeast coast of Thailand, and as a result has a slightly different climate to Phuket (details below). It’s a lush island with a few stunning beaches and a general ‘party’ vibe. Koh Samui is also a jumping off point for Koh Phangan’s infamous Full Moon Parties, and as a result, the island is popular with backpackers. Chaweng Beach in particular has a party atmosphere and therefore might not suit families. Lamai offers an equally pretty beach, with clear water and a more laid back atmosphere.